State of Minnesota secondary Archives: on Homeland Security


Heather Johnson: Hold to a non-aggression, non-interventionist ideal

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Expand the military"?

A: No, libertarians support a strong military defense, but we hold to a nonaggression, noninterventionist ideal for foreign nations.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 MN Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 18, 2014

Amy Klobuchar: I supported the Patriot Act

KENNEDY: Ms. Klobuchar has come out for weakening the Patriot Act that has allowed us to have five years without a terrorist attack on our country. She’s against making sure that we were paying attention when al-Qaeda was talking to somebody in America. And she came out against a bill to make sure that we can get the intelligence we need from those we hold in custody to prevent future attacks.

KLOBUCHAR: I support winning this war on terror by being smart, I supported the Patriot Act.

Source: 2006 MN Senate debate, on Meet the Press Oct 15, 2006

Amy Klobuchar: Patriot Act provides necessary surveillance tools

KENNEDY: You came out for weakening the Patriot Act. You came out against making sure we were paying attention to what al-Qaeda was saying in this country about plotting future attacks

KLOBUCHAR: I believe that the people on the front line have to have the tools to wire-tap, they have to have the tools to do the surveillance that we need. I supported the Patriot Act. I did support some of the changes that were later made to the Patriot Act with library books, library records and things like that.

Source: 2006 MN Senate debate, on Meet the Press Oct 15, 2006

Amy Klobuchar: Detainee bill will not meet constitutional muster

KENNEDY: You came out against a bill for making sure we could get information from those we hold in custody, and call this bill that John McCain, who still bears the marks of torture, call this bill that is critical for our security a torture bill? How can you be so disrespecting?

KLOBUCHAR: We should have gotten that detainee bill right, something like what was originally passed out at the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Supreme Court gave this Congress a duty to “get this right.” Instead, they passed a very broad bill that I don’t believe will meet constitutional muster. They were putting their short-term political gain in front of the bigger quest of winning the war against terror so that they could go on Sunday morning talk shows like this one and claim that their opponents were weak on security and weak on terror. I think Democrats should welcome this debate on security. And we’re having it in our state, and the people are listening.

Source: 2006 MN Senate debate, on Meet the Press Oct 15, 2006

Mark Kennedy: Patriot Act allowed 5 years without terrorist attack

KENNEDY: Ms. Klobuchar has come out for weakening the Patriot Act that has allowed us to have five years without a terrorist attack on our country. She’s against making sure that we were paying attention when al-Qaeda was talking to somebody in America. And she came out against a bill to make sure that we can get the intelligence we need from those we hold in custody to prevent future attacks.

KLOBUCHAR: I support winning this war on terror by being smart, I supported the Patriot Act.

Source: 2006 MN Senate debate, on Meet the Press Oct 15, 2006

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